Hoffman Estates, IL – April 29, 2019 – National Coatings & Supplies (NCS)/ Single Source have donated $88,830 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, which was made in part with NCS/ Single Source’s paint manufacturer partners (AkzoNobel, Axalta, BASF, and PPG), along with customer participation. These funds will greatly assist the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s ability to support high school and college level collision school programs.
NCS/ Single Source CEO Dean Worley noted, “We have tremendous respect for the work that the Collision Repair Education Foundation is doing to bring awareness to the employment opportunities that exist within the collision repair industry. Our fundraiser was designed to help our collision shop customers become aware of CREF’s mission and make it easy for them to support. As we all know, the industry needs to address the current and projected shortfall of skilled talent necessary to fill jobs available in all areas. NCS/ Single Source will continue to support measures that bring potential new employees to the collision industry and is committed to the educational programs needed to develop necessary skills. We would like to thank our paint manufacturer partners and participating customers for their contributions to this very important industry fundraiser.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski said, “This fundraiser by NCS/ Single Source will greatly assist the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s ability of assisting high school and college collision school programs across the country. This creative fundraiser has helped get many involved through small $1 donations, which resulted in one large donation surpassing $80,000. We would like to thank the entire NCS/ Single Source team, their customers, and paint manufacturers for their continued commitment to the Education Foundation’s work towards supporting high school and college level collision school programs.”
Industry members interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s supporters, and assisting high school and post-secondary collision school programs should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5245 or mailto:Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
About NATIONAL COATINGS AND SUPPLIES:
Founded in 2009, National Coatings and Supplies (NCS) is an employee-owned distributor of automotive and industrial refinish products headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Our 195-store footprint currently services over 18,000 collision center and industrial accounts in the US. As the only national distributor carrying all four major refinish paint lines, we believe our mission is to provide our customers with the right products and solutions to drive profitability for our customers. For more information regarding NCS, visit http://www.nationalcoatingsandsupplies.com.
About the Collision Repair Education Foundation:
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.